What does ADVENTURER mean?

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ædˈvɛn tʃər ərad·ven·tur·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adventurer, venturernoun

    a person who enjoys taking risks

  2. explorer, adventurernoun

    someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)


  1. adventurernoun

    One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises.

  2. adventurernoun

    A soldier of fortune, a speculator.

  3. adventurernoun

    A social pretender on the lookout for advancement; one who pushes his fortune by equivocal means, as false pretences.

  4. adventurernoun

    A player of adventure games or text adventures.

  5. Etymology: Compare French aventurier;.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adventurernoun

    He that seeks occasions of hazard; he that puts himself in the hands of chance.

    Etymology: adventurier, Fr.

    He is a great adventurer, said he,
    That hath his sword through hard assay forgone,
    And now hath vow’d, till he avenged be
    Of that despight, never to wear none. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    The kings of England did not make the conquest of Ireland their own work; it was begun by particular adventurers, and other voluntaries, who came to seek their fortunes in Ireland. John Davies, on Ireland.

    In this action, highly commendable, he intended to hazard his own action, that so the more easily he might win adventurers, who else were like to be less forward. Walter Raleigh, Ess.

    Had it not been for the British, which the late wars drew over, and of adventurers or soldiers seated here, the country had, by the last war, and plague, been left, in a manner, destitute. William Temple, Miscellanies.

    Their wealthy trade from pirate’s rapine free,
    Our merchants shall no more advent’rers be. Dryden.


  1. adventurer

    An adventure is an exciting experience or undertaking that is typically bold, sometimes risky. Adventures may be activities with danger such as traveling, exploring, skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba diving, river rafting, or other extreme sports. Adventures are often undertaken to create psychological arousal or in order to achieve a greater goal, such as the pursuit of knowledge that can only be obtained by such activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adventurernoun

    one who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises

  2. Adventurernoun

    a social pretender on the lookout for advancement

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. aventurier.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ADVENTURER in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ADVENTURER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ADVENTURER in a Sentence

  1. Craig Glenday:

    It's great to see so many people channeling their inner adventurer - proof that Guinness World Records Day just goes from strength to strength.

  2. Vincent Van Gogh:

    I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

  3. Lucy Wendover:

    Aardman is excited to be joining ESA in making history by launching the first 'sheep' into space, as one of the first astronauts to fly on an Artemis mission, Shaun is leading the way in lunar exploration, a great honor for our woolly adventurer!

  4. Errol Flynn:

    By instinct I'm an adventurer; by choice I'd like to be a writer; by pure, unadulterated luck, I'm an actor.

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